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emanuel is on capitol hill. one of the lawmakers back at work today congressman paul ryan. the republic vice presidential nominee. >> that's right, shep. paul ryan is expected to have a lot of clout after the elections. obviously a more recognizable name around the country. and he will continue on as the house budget chairman. ryan did not say a whole lot to reporters today. he seemed to be trying to get back into the swing of things here on capitol hill. but paul ryan does say he thinks he needs to be part of the solution, making this divided government work. >> because the issues we talked about, you know, seven days ago are still the issues we have to deal with today. the economy, a debt crisis. we have got a healthcare system problem. i'm worried about our military. so, these same problems exist and we're going to have to find a way of finding common ground to make them work. >> that may prove challenging. sources say lawmakers are not expected to get seriously in to trying to solve some of these major problems until after thanksgiving. shep? >> shepard: at the same time we got fres
. well, she faced a challenge from tom price from the state of georgia, who paul ryan was backing in a letter to colleagues. this is big because if she had lost, all the top house republic leadership would have been male. well, mcmorris rodgers, won, shep. >> shepard: we are sprk boehner and pelosi to hang on to their jobs. >> that's right. john boehner was renominated to continue to serve as speaker of the house. there was not any controversy there. and with republicans in the majority, it's expected to be made official by a full house vote. there was some buzz about whether nancy pelosi would continue on as the top house democrat, which she told us today. >> my colleagues made it very clear and in fact i think they must have coordinated with each other because their message was clear, don't even think of leaving. >> if the next congress is anything like this congress, you can expect plenty of boehner vs. pelosi battle, shep. >> shepard: mike emanuel at the retundra, thanks. now the storm aftermath. the long road to recovery continues after historic storm sandy. we have details n
hill is congressman paul ryan. he and governor romney have lost the race for the white house but last night voters in wisconsin reelected him to another term in congress. running for two offices at once. mike emanuel live on capitol hill with the top story at the bottom of the hour. any change in tone from house republicans now that, well, all this has happened? some but probably not as much as president obama and speaker would like. president obama made this offer on the trillions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases due to hit at the end of the year what's known as the fiscal cliff. >> there is an alternative to going over the fiscal cliff in whole or in part. it involves making real changes to the financial structure of entitlement programs and reforming our tax code to cush special loopholes and deductions by working together to create a fairer, simpler cleaner tax code we can give our country a -- >> he told phone call he would be open to a bridge, basically buying time to so a new congress in a new year could work on these fiscal issues, shep. >> shepard: democrats main
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